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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 58 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 53 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 620 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1327 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 64 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 77 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 49 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 46 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 120 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 133 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 17 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 28 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1289 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 241 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 709 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 678 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 348 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 379 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 660 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 238 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 413 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 473 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 686 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1323 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 678 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 327 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 436 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 565 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 395 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4569 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2079 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 118 views